Faber / Gibson ABR-1 conversion

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  1. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    I removed the Nashville bridge on my SG Special. For the conversion I use the new Faber INsert studs and a Gibson ABR-1. Faber are strongly adjusted in body holes. With brass saddles the SG sound really better and what a nice vintage style !

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    All my guitars have brass saddles, stock or not. Some have nickel coating tho :)
     
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    So just to confirm you used Faber iNsert studs and fitted a Gibson ABR-1 onto them?

    I want to do this to my 05 Standard but was under the impression that a Gibson ABR-1 wouldn't fit on the Faber posts as the spacing is different.
     
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    I have a stock gibson abr1 bridge on faber inserts
     
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    Was it originally a Nashville bridge guitar? No trouble with spacing?

    Faber told me it wouldn't work as the spacing is different
     
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    I would be seriously skeptical of the OPs veracity.
     
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    Thanks. I don't have any confusion over which conversion studs to buy, my question was whether you had any issues regarding the post spacing using the Gibson ABR-1 on those studs.

    Nashville posts are 74.4mm spacing and ABR-1 are 73.6mm and Faber basically told me I can't use those studs with a Gibson ABR-1 as the spacing is different (but they may have been trying to talk me into buying one of their bridges). 0.8mm isn't a lot after all...

    As your post was about doing exactly that I just wanted to check you didn't have any difficulty with the spacing.
     
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    No problem, the Gibson ABR-1 fits perfectly.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    An other Gibson ABR-1 conversion, perfect.
    No spacing issue.


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    Yes, was stock nashville. And as stated over it works :)
    The only difference you will feel, is that it actually fits snugly on the posts. Most nashville bridges i have come across is a bit wobly.
     
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    Thanks all. Interesting that Faber told me it wouldn't work...
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Gibson use imperial system and Epiclone use metric system. If a 6 strings made in US you need to use imperial sized parts.

    US/imperial Gibson ABR-1 conversion :

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    Indeed. Makes one wonder who to believe, doesn't it?
     
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    Nashville Vs Gibson ABR-1, same spacing , look !

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    I could’ve sworn Faber used to market those inserts to be used with Gibson ABR-1 bridges. Either the Faber dude is trying to push people buying the Faber bridge, which I wouldn’t put past them, or customer support dude is mixing stuff up.

    Edit: Here for for the incredulous
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    Just thought you'd be interested to know I received my Faber iNserts and Gibson ABR-1 a couple of days ago. Removed the studs, fitted the new posts and the ABR-1 doesn't fit. Spacing is different.

    I've been able to *make* it fit by reaming out the holes, but the spacing is indeed different.
     
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    Hello, first time poster. :) Can you only get the Nashville to ABR-1 converters thru Faber? No one else?
     
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    Seems like one of the members is a lying troll.

    Don't say I didn't warn you.
     
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    We’re the 70’s harmonica bridges metric threads?

    They were made by Kluson weren’t they?
     

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